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The novel Frankenstein is written by Mary Shelley in 1818 it is still popular today as it is full of ideas and warnings, which are relevant to the modern audience. Mary Shelley does this by warning the audience about the dangers of science.

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The novel Frankenstein is written by Mary Shelley in 1818 it is still popular today as it is full of ideas and warnings, which are relevant to the modern audience. Mary Shelley does this by warning the audience about the dangers of science. The novel is superbly written and is the first inspiring horror story written, this is why it is still a popular story. Shelley includes themes, which are still relevant today, such as, prejudice, interfering with nature and parenting. All these themes will be included in this essay. Frankenstein is still popular because it is well written and has a good story line, this is because is starts in an epistolary novel. Starting in a letter format which is surprising as most books, don't open in this way, this grabs the readers attention. The letters are of his ambitious journey to the North Pole. This book is written from three different perspectives to add excitement. At first the novel gives the Captain's point of view, which is in the letters written to his sister. " Your affectionate brother, R.Walton." Secondly, Victor Frankenstein narrates the story, for example, "with an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet." ...read more.

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This is because when the monster was created he was like an innocent child. "I issued into the streets. Pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the streets would present to my view". This quote tells us that the monster doesn't know where he is going .He doesn't know how to do anything. Also people around him where evil towards him because of the way he looks. Everyone including his creater also abandoned him. In chapter 11 Mary Shelly creates pity towards the monster. "Food became scarce, spent the whole day searching in vain for a few acorns to assuage the pangs of hunger." This makes the reader feel pity for the monster as he is hungry and as he hasn't eaten any food for a long time and he is searching for it, this makes us want to give him food. The author uses powerful vocabulary to show this. Also, the reader feels pity, as the villagers are prejudice towards the monster because of the way he looks. This is shown as the monster says, "the whole village was mussed, some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stone and many other kinds of missile weapons." ...read more.

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This is telling us that genetic engineering is wrong, because if the baby come out not the way the parents want it to be like they won't love the child. This is one of the reasons why it is still relevant today. In this essay I have written about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I have made several points to prove that this novel has ideas and warnings towards the modern audience. Frankenstein is still popular today because it is well written and has a good story line. This is because it is a gothic novel, it uses language analysis, it opens the novel in an epistolary format and besides this it also gives three narrators perspectives. Also, Frankenstein warns a modern audience against prejudiced. Mary Shelley does this by creating pity towards his creation and lastly the reader empathises with the monster. Furthermore, Frankenstein also contains warning against bad parenting. As Victor, his creator abandoned the creation, and the relationship between Victor and the monster is not how a father and son relationship is meant to be. Lastly, the novel warns the dangers of interfering nature. As it is related to modern audience against prejudiced, this is because people are still prejudiced towards others because of their race, religion, colour or creed. This makes it relevant to a modern reader today. ?? ?? ?? ?? By Bejal Bhimjiyani ...read more.

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